Aston Martin runners looking for some more of the same as the British Endurance Championship resumes at Oulton Park

Thursday, March 31, 2022

This Saturday sees the second round of the new for 2022 British Endurance Championship takes place from Oulton Park after a rather success opening round of the season for the Aston Martin runners down at Silverstone three weeks ago.

Last time out around the full Grand Prix circuit of Silverstone, it was a podium success for all but one of the Aston Martin runners as Gleb Stepanov and Stephen Tomkins secured top honours with a second placed finish overall in their #6 Aston Martin Vulcan whilst a post-race time penalty affected the results for two of the three AMR Vantage GT4 runners with Team Brit’s #68 car of Andrew Tucker and Luke Pound stealing the class win from #50 car of Peter Montague and Stuart Hall who had crossed the line ahead of them during the race.

Looking to make amends for their early error at Silverstone however will be the Team Brit prepared AMR Vantage of Dale and Mark Albutt who after taking avoiding action on lap 2, spun and then being stuck on the wet grass along the Wellington Straight which put them laps down by the time that they were able to resume.

Silverstone to Oulton Park – two wholly different circuits of course which will probably hinder the characteristics of the AM Vulcan with Stepanov telling us that his Vulcan had been reduced in weight over the winter and is pretty close to the performance of another GT3 anyway (although it doesn’t run to any true homologation) with it now running on 18” wheels as well but with its V12 engine all powerful along a straight, it was the corner exit speed that would be the determining factor for them at Oulton Park.

Like the handicap system that the Britcar Series work to and from where the BEC originated in form, the last result has the #68 Team Brit placed in P4 overall and Montague/Halls T7 Motorsport AMR Vantage GT4 in P6 going into Saturday’s three-hour race.

Photo credits – Steve Jackman 



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